coven

[ kuhv-uh n, koh-vuh n ]
/ ˈkʌv ən, ˈkoʊ vən /

noun

an assembly of witches, especially a group of thirteen.

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Origin of coven

1500–10 for sense “assembly”; 1655–65 for current sense; variant of obsolete covent assembly, religious group, convent
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British Dictionary definitions for coven

coven
/ (ˈkʌvən) /

noun

a meeting of witches
a company of 13 witches

Word Origin for coven

C16: probably from Old French covin group, ultimately from Latin convenīre to come together; compare convent
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